|No Zucchini in Pilling's Garden|
|Lots of Tomatoes in Pilling's Garden|
Once all of the ingredients were mixed up and the cake was in the oven it was time for me to go home to put the kids down for a nap. Approximately 30 minutes later Greg showed up with a hot cake for me to try. I thought it was pretty good but not quite what I remember. I spoke to Wyona later and she told me that it must have been the substitution of butter for oil. This made perfect sense to me!
During a conversation the next day Wyona stopped and dropped her mouth in horror as she realized that we had forgotten the baking powder and baking soda. We laughed really hard! We learned a good lesson last week. If you are going to talk about things other than baking when you are baking and if you are going to use multiple recipes you should check your list of ingredients before placing things in the oven.
The following is my attempt at sharing the recipe with all of you:
Before you attempt this recipe you need to ensure that the children in the room are well entertained so they do not bother you during the process. Cars, cartoons, old fisher price toys etc. are recommended.
Beat eggs with electric mixer until really fluffy. Gradually add sugar and beat until thick and lemon colored. Beat in vanilla and butter. Combine all dry ingredients. Pour half of the flour mixture over egg mixture and beat well. Add buttermilk and mix well. Add remaining flour mixture and beat. Fold in Zucchini. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9” x 13” cake pan. Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes or until top springs back when gently pressed. Do not over bake this cake!
v Wyona will substitute a few things in the recipe depending on what is available in the kitchen. She says that you can add nuts, chocolate chips, and/or coconut depending on your supply and taste buds.
v Wyona also says “do not forget the baking soda and baking powder. The cake is not as good if you forget to add these two things because you are busy talking.”